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Multipuzzle Dog Level 4 Interactive Dog Treat Puzzle Enrichment Toy Slow Feeder



Smart and experienced puzzle solvers need a challenge!  This puzzle feeder is it.  Annika likes this one a lot.  It takes her a while to work through this slow feeder which has taught her to not get frustrated or lose her patience.  That’s a nice thing for a dog to learn.

From the manufacturer

  • MENTALLY-STIMULATING DOG PUZZLE GAME: The MultiPuzzle by Nina Ottosson is our most challenging dog puzzle yet! This level 4 puzzle requires your dog to complete a series of steps in the correct order to keep discovering more hidden treats! Dog treat puzzles are a great way to reduce boredom and provide mental enrichment for your pup. The MultiPuzzle is perfect for ultra-smart dogs that have already mastered levels 1-3.
  • SPIN, SLIDE, HIDE, & SEEK: Place your dog’s favorite treats or kibble under the sliders in the outer tray and the center treat compartments. Slide the center covers and outer tiles over the compartments to hide the treats. For an extra challenge, put the ridged orange locks in place to secure the green square tiles. Encourage your dog to seek the treats and let the games begin!
  • 4 CHALLENGES, 1 PUZZLE: The level of difficulty of the MultiPuzzle can be adjusted as your dog learns! Between the moveable green tiles, spinning wheel, orange locks, and center sliders, your pup will stay busy working for those treats for a good while!
  • MADE WITH FOOD-SAFE MATERIALS: Our interactive dog puzzles are made with food-safe materials that you can trust with your pup. After the treat compartments have been emptied, this durable dog puzzle can be hand-washed with warm water and mild soap.
  • PLAY IT SAFE: No toy is indestructible. Do not leave toys with unsupervised pets. Remove and replace the toy if damaged.


Additional information




PLAY BY THE RULES – SAFETY & CARE: When choosing a toy, make sure to choose an appropriate size/style/level for your dog. No toy or game is indestructible. ALWAYS supervise your dog closely, teach your dog how the game/toy works. Do not leave the dog alone with a treat game/toy, do not let the dog chew on the game/toy or pieces. Inspect regularly for damage and remove if broken, or if parts become separated, as serious injury may result. For dogs only, not a children's toy. When empty, store until next supervised use.

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Customer Reviews:

41,744 ratings

Date First Available ‏ : ‎

April 21, 2020

Item Package Dimensions L x W x H

16.4 x 15 x 2.1 inches

Item Dimensions LxWxH

15 x 15 x 1.7 inches

Brand Name

Outward Hound

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Outward Hound

Best Sellers Rank:

#21 in Dog Squeak Toys

Item Weight

1.75 Pounds


Level 4 (Expert)



Age Range Description

All Life Stages

Care Instructions

Hand wash

Number of Items



Level 4 (Expert)

Breed Recommendation

All Breed Sizes

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Active, Behavior, Indoor

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15 x 15 x 1.7 inches; 1.75 Pounds

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60 reviews for Multipuzzle Dog Level 4 Interactive Dog Treat Puzzle Enrichment Toy Slow Feeder

  1. catinseattle

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Puzzle

    I bought three dog puzzles (Level 3 & 4) from different makers off of Amazon at the same time and this one is by far the best. It’s actually challenging and 5 minutes in my dog is still trying to work out the puzzle. The other two he completed in less than three minutes.I highly recommend the Nina Ottoson for Outward Hound puzzles. High quality product, well-constructed, and actually mentally stimulating and engaging for my pup. Worth every penny!

    10 people found this helpful

  2. Erica Godsey

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great toy to entertain and stimulate your dog

    I love this toy and so does my dog. She’s a very smart dog, being a terrier, which tends to be a very intelligent breed. It’s hard to find toys that she doesn’t figure out within the first 5 minutes. This one kept her entertained, interested and mentally stimulated. The first time she used it, I actually had to help her a little bit by showing her the different ways that the doors slide. For the first three or four days I would fill it and sit it out for her to play with. Those first few days it took her anywhere from 20 to 30 minutes to get to all the treats. As time went on she was able to get to her treats more quickly. The good thing about this toy is that there are a lot of sliding doors covering the many treat slots and because of that, the puzzle is never solved the same way. There are so many different ways for your dog to solve the puzzle that your dog will never get bored with it. The downside of this puzzle is that it is not for large dogs with strong jaws. I dogsit for a black labrador retriever who I left alone with the puzzle while I went to another room to do some chores. When I returned, 15 minutes later, instead of solving the puzzle the lab had completely ripped the doors off of the puzzle and chewed various parts of the puzzle handles and sides. The puzzle was completely destroyed beyond repair. So if you are going to purchase this for a dog with strong Jaws/A strong chewer, I would recommend that you supervise the dog the entire time. I may even recommend against purchasing this for dogs with strong jaws because I don’t think it will hold up. Bottom line this is a great quality dog puzzle that performs as the manufacturer advertises.

    5 people found this helpful

  3. Kilidonia de AceroKilidonia de Acero

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    For smart pups

    This is a clever toy for feeding snacks, well constructed of nontoxic material, but it’s just a little more difficult to decipher for certain dogs than I thought it would be. We have a 5 year old Affenpinscher who is extremely smart, but it’s very tricky for him to open the drawers with his paws because of their lack of flexibility. He paws at the drawers and eventually gets them open but it’s like trying to pull something open with mittens on. It’s going to take a while for him to start figuring out the locks on top. But because of these different stages of figuring out the toy, he won’t get bored with it too soon and therefore it’s a good durable long lasting and rewarding gift. A slight heads up – we had placed it on a thick doggie rug that was slightly raised over the floor and the drawers slant down when fully opened, so food could fall out. Not a problem when placed on a level surface. I like this designer’s pet products. They’re done with intelligence and with safety and health in mind.

    11 people found this helpful

  4. Trippet

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Boredom Relief / Mental Exercise

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    So many are complaining that the bones got chewed up. That’s because the dog has to be taught that the bone isn’t the prize, the item held within is. They don’t reason like we do and anything to a dog is a chewable item. I made the same mistake with my 8-yr old hyper-but-uber-smart Spitz / Husky mix. When he was a puppy I didn’t know even a portion of what I do now and he tore up a great number of toys as a result.I’m starting fresh with a new pound puppy. My 10-month old took off with the bones initially and tried to chew them. I removed them from her and redirected her to the real treasure. After the 2nd round of training she started ignoring the bones and going for the real treat. She now takes her meals in this or her Kong Wobbler. I still have to watch because as I was typing this she finished the game and got bored waiting for me so proceeded to chew up one of the bones.The 8-yr old owned this in no time. His first time with it he put his paw on the center to hold it in place, then picked up the bones, tossed them to the side and reaped his rewards. He was considerably more slobbery than the girl, so do be aware that these things can get slimed. I’m using other toys with him due to the goo factor, and to offer him more of a challenge since this was far too easy for him.This has been a great relief for boredom for the 10-month old. She cracked her foot on our patio when the two dogs were running full speed ahead in the yard, resulting in a toe fracture. I am to keep this puppy on limited activity for 4 – 6 weeks so I’m learning all sorts of new tricks to keep her mind active to make up for the lack of physical exertion. Now that she’s able to put weight on the foot this toy, the Kong Wobbler, and a plush toy with holes to pull smaller plushes from are helping me do just that.Pros:Good introduction to puzzle toysDurable But requires training to prevent dogs from chewing the pieces upLightweightEasy to set upCons:Noisy if your dog manhandles itMoves all over the floorSlobber can make the pieces difficult to handle (or just gross)Takes a little time to set upSupervision neededVideo is the boy on his 3rd attempt. He has a listening problem – he can’t hear “sit” when he doesn’t want to. 😀 I have to send him to the crate because he has resource guarding issues I’ve never been successful at training out of him so to keep things civil I send him away from the game before I refill. If that one piece hadn’t escaped, breaking his concentration, he would have finished up pretty darn quick. The girl is less elegant in her execution.

    1,307 people found this helpful

  5. Marcie Heil

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not practical for people that have a busy schedule.

    While I love the concept and the item was fairly priced, it didn’t work for me..Item is as described at a fair price. I would say it’s practical for those who are retired and/or don’t have a busy schedule. It’s tedious to set up the item and it’s now just a dust collector on top of my dryer. My dog started chewing the loose items that cover the treats, so once you finally get the item set up, you have to supervise your dog because I see a potential choke hazard. From a practical stand point, this is great for dog owners with physical limitations or those with senior dogs that have physical limitations/can’t get outside for long walks. For me, it’s easier to just leash the dog and go for a walk as my dog enjoys this much more!

    2 people found this helpful

  6. Bkrmom

    5.0 out of 5 stars


    CHALLENGING PUZZLE! My grandpup is extremely smart and an aggressive chewer. This is the only puzzle I’ve been able to find that has stumped my little guy for many sessions of playing. He has learned to cheat by chewing the round pegs up and under the top of the round circle part but even that is difficult. This keeps him entertained about 30 minutes. That’s impressive for him. I highly recommend this learning toy if your furry friend needs a good challenge!

    One person found this helpful

  7. Big time shopper

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    If your dog is smart, this is the one

    Now of course, you can’t leave your dog unattended with this, or they will likely chew it to pieces. But if you are smart about it, then your dog will absolutely love this. Mine is pretty smart and he is an agressive chewer and relentless when it comes to getting what he wants. He figured part out pretty quickly. He hasn’t completely figured out the part in the middle, where he has to slide back and forth and then also spin after he has slid it back into place. That is pretty advanced for any dog, I suppose. However, he does get lucky and gets it open fairly frequently. He hasn’t put two and two together just yet. I highly recommend this puzzle for your pup to keep them engaged and work their brain on rainy days or days when you don’t have time to play hide and seek or anything with them.

  8. Emily

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Bones are a bit difficult to move

    Some of the bones are quite stiff. I bought this for my cats. They have no problem getting the drawers open but they can’t really move the bones. Ultimately doesn’t really matter because I haven’t succeeded in getting them to understand the connection between the bones and the drawers. But they’re great at opening the drawers!

  9. Shar W

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Still a bit too difficult for my dog

    This one really requires some two step thinking and he’s not quite there yet. He does the others with no trouble. Since 2 bones go a different direction when they are all open – I leave those two open so it’s obvious that the other 4 aren’t pointing the same direction as those two. Hoping that will eventually click with him.

  10. Picky Customer

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Finally a puzzle to outsmart my pup!

    My pomeranian had figured out every puzzle feeder that I’ve put in front of him immediately…except this one. I love that after 2 weeks he’s still trying to figure it out completely. The way it’s designed, even if he did figure it out completely, it would take him minutes to get all the treats and food.Other puzzles are easy to “cheat” by turning them upside down or throwing them, not this one.I love it! It would be great if there were more at this skill level.

  11. Wendy

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Customer service

    This is a GREAT item. I have purchased several of the puzzles for my dog. She LOVE them. The customer service is excellent. I would recommend this item to anyone.

  12. Leigh Anne Jensen

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Very durable, but not very difficult

    We got this to add to our collection of interactive puzzles for our Maia girl. Being a husky, she is very curious, very active, and very clever. We have tried several puzzle toys, and wanted one that would encourage her to work hard to find her treats. This puzzle is not that. It IS very durable, and very easy to clean, which we greatly appreciate. However, if you want to put more than one or two treats in a spot, you basically need to flip the entire puzzle upside down on a tray, then fill, put the base on, and flip it back over.Our only real complaint about this puzzle is how easy it is for Maia. The first time we broke it out, she put her nose under the base and flipped the whole thing over to get all the treats at once. *sigh* She’s far too clever!! We still use this puzzle regularly, just in conjunction with another, more difficult puzzle.

    16 people found this helpful

  13. Muthuthanthrige A CoorayMuthuthanthrige A Cooray

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great game

    I bought this a year ago and I still think it is a great game – because it is self rewarding and you can just watch while your furbaby is being occupied. The only thing is if your dog is too smart and figure this out after few days, then he finishes all the treats within a minute and wants more. Now I give it to my dog once in a while, when I feel like he might have forgotten and will take longer this time and it works for us. Just the turning wheel in the middle gets him frustrated sometimes and he wants to bite it and sometimes I have to hold it still on the floor for him so that it is not sliding as our baby giant is trying to get them all. We have a German Shepherd and he gets bored easily, so this is a good game to keep him busy even for a little while.

    10 people found this helpful

  14. LizLiz

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect puzzle for large breeds!

    Definitely recommend! One of the first items I have found that is durable enough and more than anything that is big enough for my pup! I have a 2 year old Great Pyrenees and finding things that are large enough and that last for more than a short period time with him is difficult. Everything down to the packaging with this product is very nice.The Level 4 was more difficult than expected but I am pleased with that. It has been keeping his attention for around 20 minutes at a time due to his Pyrenees fashion and deciding it’s too much work 😂 He does try to bite the pieces off because he has not quite mastered sliding it to get the treats and so far, he hasn’t seemed to do much damage to it. If you have a tough chewer, I would use this puzzle with supervision.Would recommend the Level 4 for those with large breeds. Overall, I’m super happy with this product!

    10 people found this helpful

  15. Craig Porter

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Our dog so far likes it

    Good interactive we’ll see if it will hold up

  16. smileyjones

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Dog Loves It !

    Got this for our dog for Christmas. Everyone else got gifts, why shouldn’t he ? Anyhow, he loves it ! After a few minutes of showing him how to use it (as suggested in the instructions), he had a great time ! I paired it with the Outward Hound peanut butter treats. I don’t put this toy out all the time, so he won’t be bored. I also don’t fill EVERY opening. The first time I did fill each opening, but now I randomly fill them so he will stay interested. This was a beginner level toy, brightly colored, well made. Looking forward to trying other toys from this brand. Thank you !

    One person found this helpful

  17. Nope

    3.0 out of 5 stars


    Sliders were okay. The middle portion and the locks were way too difficult for my dog to understand. It’s built durably though

  18. MamaBearMamaBear

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for puppies!

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    This was perfect for our 7 week old Goldendoodle puppy. I showed him where the food was once, and he immediately went to work, using paws and mouth to get those bones out of the way.I rated the durability and longevity as 4, but the overall product is definitely 5/5. It’s meant to be used under supervision, and we have to take the bones away before he chews them. They’re made of pretty tough plastic, but he’s put some good tooth marks on them.I appreciate the low price, as 3 weeks later he’s on to a level 2 puzzle and I’m passing this one along because he’s done with it. Given the choice between the same foods in the Level 1 and Level 2 puzzles. He goes for the more challenging one! So we haven’t used this one for very long, but I’m still glad we started with Level 1, or he would have been really frustrated instead of challenged.I love the way this has engaged his problem solving little brain. These puzzle toys wear him out! Then he’s ready for a nap, which is lovely.This also keeps him from scarfing down his kibble too fast (and then vomiting it right back up.) These toys are a great solution for quick eaters. With these toys, we can simply leave kibble available all the time, knowing he won’t overeat as he’s getting one small serving at a time.At 10 weeks, we still have another 6 weeks to go until he’s completed his vaccine series. In the meantime, feeding him in puzzles, alternating toys, lots of interactive play (training!) and getting him to chase balls up and down the staircase is wearing him out enough to have some cuddly time when he isn’t trying to chew on us, sleep all night, and take 2-3 naps a day.

    15 people found this helpful

  19. DebzDebz

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    My poodle loves it!

    I bought this for my 11 Y/O toy poodle who can get up to mischief if she isn’t properly challenged. Especially when we leave the house. I recently was gifted my senior grrrl from a friend who wasn’t able to give her the life she deserved. So, it has been an on going education with her. I learned a couple weeks ago that poodles are the second smartest dog in the world and need to be challenged. I immediately started looking for an enrichment toy for her. The cheapest one was on amazon. I placed the treats inside, placed it back in the box and wrapped it up the night before Christmas for her to find in the morning. Sure enough she began the process of unwrapping it when she discovered the present. I pulled it out of the box for her when we all started opening gifts. She circled it and tried to use her paws to get at the treats and was trying to figure out how to lift it. Everyone around was saying that the pegs were too big and she wouldn’t be able to use her mouth to lift it. I should have taken bets at this point, because I’ve seen what this old grrrl can do! Anyway within 15 minutes she had figured it out and it took another 10 to get them all out and she got her treats. I have now ordered a level 2 and level 3 for her.Update 12/28/22:I recieved Level 2 at 4 PM. I put treats in it and gave it to Poodle at 4:10 PM. She figured out how and had all the treats out at 4:15 PM. I’m glad I didn’t pay full price for them. I’m thinking I need to find a toy that has a combination lock on it… she is one smart grrrl!

    40 people found this helpful

  20. Sam Richter

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    Chimpanzee level

    I have a fairly smart border collie but this puzzle is way too complex for a dog. There’s a lot of noisy scratching involved here and I end up having to put some of the parts back together. Only buy if your dog is in Mensa

  21. Sara Meril

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice thinking game

    My dog loved the challenge, the middle part is a lot more hard for her.She managed to take out the square parts but I could put them back.

  22. Taylor Evans

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great for energetic dogs!

    Our dog is always into everything, so this has been perfect for her to use her nose to find treats and keep her occupied! It is a little more advanced so just make sure it’s the right level for your dog.

  23. Andrea

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Fun and keeps dog busy

    My dog loves this toy. He has multiple and hits it to get my attention when he wants more! I put his dog food in it for a slow feeder and extra snack. He carries it around and gets them out.

  24. Felix

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fun for beginners

    I’m introducing my dog to puzzles, and she tends to solve everything by putting it in her mouth, so i opted for the level one puzzle that wasn’t straight plastic. She loves this! Anytime this puzzle is sitting out she’ll try to use it and see if there are any snacks. I find this particular toy better to use for treat enrichment rather than regular feeding.My amstaff mix is pretty clever, but she’s still figuring out this puzzle without her teeth, Looking forward to doing more advanced ones!

  25. Mya1

    5.0 out of 5 stars


    This is so cute and durable. My Yorkie loves the challenge; I just have to teach her the connection between moving the white bones on top to being able to open the drawers for the treats.

  26. Mrs. W.

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice BUT…

    My dog was able to chew the doors off the board!😳😳😳 I was disappointed.

  27. Amazon Customer

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Favorite food toy for my pup!

    My Mabel enjoyed this one of many the most. But then she chewed it. I wish it was more chew proof. Besides that, it was super entertaining to us all!

  28. me

    5.0 out of 5 stars


    NOT easy to load. you can really only put a couple small pieces in each hole. she figured it out pretty quickly, but we still use it intermittently. I can’t imagine a dog destroying it, pretty sturdy but i store all puzzle toys once they empty them so can’t swear to that one. pretty happy with it but i do have better toys that challenge them more. …. might be better suited to a smaller dog?

    One person found this helpful

  29. Liz

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    This is great!

    This is a great way to stimulate your puppies brain and kill some energy! It’s fun for them and makes them think

  30. Anon

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I love this

    My dog was little and didnt have many teeth so I can’t comment on durability, but she was able to figure it out pretty fast! Even though the treats we were using had little to no smell, she still was able to recognize that they were hidden and through brute force she was able to find the treats inside. It was really cool.

  31. mike

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Maybe too simple for my dog

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    My rescue dog was a breeder dog living in a crate for 8 years so had not been stimulated much. Every step forward with this little guy is exciting. This video was of his first try and he seemed to love itl Second try he methodically took each bone off and hid it, then returned to eat the food. I think he outsmarted it…me!!! Since I’m recovering from knee surgery it may be a while before I can locate the covers and try again!

    3 people found this helpful

  32. Kindle Customer

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Dog toy

    My dog absolutely loves this- makes getting treats a little more work. Not very durable though. Do not recommend if you have a heavy chewer.

  33. Cat Lady

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great for keeping your pet enriched

    Wasn’t sure my cat would get this before I got it, but he caught on really quick after. Nice to leave this filled when I leave so I know he’s getting some kind of enrichment.

  34. Jeff Van Cleave

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Definitely a hard puzzle

    I have no idea how to judge our malitpoo’s intelligence, since he is a puppy and does puppy things. But, he did master two other puzzle toys which are now just 5 minute let’s distract him so we can shower things. This one is much tougher. He is small, maybe 6 pounds, so he doesn’t have a lot of power in his feet (yet). He mastered level one, but the other levels have proven too hard for him and he gives up (which for him being a stubborn little butthead is unusual). So would say, don’t be frustrated if your dog cannot master level 2 and 3, but this is definitely the top end of difficulty. Which might be a good thing, if your dog needs a distraction and doesn’t give up, but might frustrate you or your dog.

  35. Yolanda

    5.0 out of 5 stars


    Our dog had a little bit of trouble, figuring out this one. He was able to figure out the other puzzles in no time but this one was a challenge for him. Sturdy

  36. MaddieMaddie

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great activity for my Aussie

    Jasmine is one smart Aussie. Since she can’t be physically active due to heartworms, I thought I’d try and keep her mind active with a game. First time. No problem.

  37. Peg

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Dog likes but chewed covers up

    Plastic covers were too easy for puppy to remove and too easy to chew up. Safety issue.

  38. Jake

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great way to keep dog entertained

    Easy for my dog to figure out! No mess! Easy to put together and store when not using!

  39. Nobody

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Keeps my dog busy

    If my dog could give reviews it would probably be a 0 since it takes her a while to get the goods.

  40. Jane

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Wish was slower

    Dog enjoys but …We use medium size kibble. Any larger wouldn’t fit. The food comes out very quickly. Our dog enjoys it but ends up emptying it quickly and then carries it around with a “you did not feed me look”. I have started breaking his feeding up into batches.

  41. CJ

    4.0 out of 5 stars


    I actually liked the toy. Key word “liked”. It’s no fault of the toy but somehow, my dog was able to pop off (3) of the sliders and took off (2) of the orange pieces. I wish it lasted longer but it is what it is. Still a great concept for your furbaby and I would still recommend to others. My dog is just a bit too rough with it.

  42. A Fair ReviewerA Fair Reviewer

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great toy for dogs that need distraction

    My dog is very glued to me and hates being home alone. I think this toy is going to help keep her entertained while I’m away. First use she didn’t stop playing with it for 35mins until she got tired. Snacks don’t come out too easy so it’s best you PACK it with snacks so they get one here and there to keep them going. For reference my dog is 11lbs. I wouldn’t recommend it for bigger dogs as I predict they would be able to destroy this.

    One person found this helpful

  43. Kali Koz

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    New Skill for us

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    1st time using.We love how big the base and drawers are. It does have rubber feet to prevent scooting but doesn’t help when the fur monster picks up the whole base. Feels pretty durable but I can see the locking pieces being broken eventuallyLeft unattended she could chew through anything but this puzzle could take her some time to destroy it.

  44. K Williams

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Puzzle for Dogs

    My dogs love this puzzle. Some of the others were way too easy for my 2 large dogs but this one they love!

  45. Ddm

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Depends on your “baby”

    My “baby” who loves her treats would not play with this item. She would not even try it. I think she thought she was tearing something up. I gave it to my sister and her English bulldog loves it! They have had a lot of fun with this item. It depends on your pet.

  46. PJB

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Dog puzzle fun

    Both my dogs love this, I have since got another one that is a little harder, but for a beginner puzzle it’s great and they still enjoy it.

  47. gmwood40

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome puzzle toy but plastic shield easily chewed

    My 5 month old doxie loves this puzzle toy. Overall, the toy appears to be a hard type plastic and hard type rubber material. However, there is some type of a thin, hard plastic layer that extends out to the opening where the treats come out. I thought maybe this piece slides out but it did not. My dog loves the toy but that plastic piece has deep chew marks on it as picking up in her mouth and tossing it over is part of the play with this puzzle. Not sure how long it will hold up until it cracks or breaks off but we will see. It wasn’t that expensive so maybe I will just order an extra one to have on hand. Overall, our pup loves this puzzle toy.

    7 people found this helpful

  48. Catosixtails

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    My dog loves this

    My dog immediately snaps to alert when I tell him the PUZZLE is coming out. He’s smart, but so excited by the challenge that he more or less knocks the thing to pieces to get to the treats rather than learning the steps. I replace the drawers and put it away for a day, and we do it all over again. Even if it lasts only a short time, it will be worth it. Keeps him busy, good thing to leave on the floor when I have to go somewhere without him.

    One person found this helpful

  49. mortie3kmortie3k

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    This thing comes with an extra bonus!

    Turns out that if you take this thing apart – and I mean ENTIRELY apart, til you can’t take it apart any more (to clean it because you thought putting peanut butter in some of the spots was a good idea) it can become a level 4 puzzle for humans!We love this thing. One of the best dog toys I’ve ever had. This was our dog’s first puzzle toy, and she is very bright so we went right for the hardest one in this series.We didn’t give her any hints or let her watch us load it. Just set it in front of her. It has been so entertaining to watch her figure things out.We have had it for a month, and it’s holding up well. She sometimes still tries the “brute force” method, but it stands up to all the pawing, scratching, and biting she has dished out so far. Granted- we don’t leave it laying around for her to gnaw on, and when she was learning she did initially try chewing but as long as you supervise and don’t leave this laying around when not being used it’s surprisingly durable.Once, my dog clawed the green disk out but it pops right back in easily.Word to the wise though. Don’t put peanut butter in it. If you do find yourself needing to take it completely apart down to the screws in order to clean it, for heavens sake pay attention or putting it together can be a challenge.Very happy with this, and our dog is too.

    70 people found this helpful

  50. An Amazon CustomerAn Amazon Customer

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Would love more expert-level multi-puzzles

    We bought the round tan Level 3 advanced “Worker” puzzle when our golden retriever was 7 weeks old. We figured that she would grow into it, but she is VERY food motivated and solved it within five minutes, mostly by slamming it around. Within a month, she could “solve” it under a minute with purposeful, controlled motions. She’s not particularly clever or trainable– in fact, she’s stubborn and willful– but like I said, food brings out her determination.Now that she is 1.5 years old, I wanted something else to engage her so that she’ll stop chomping on the window sills. So, we got her the Level 4 square expert Multi-puzzle.I really love the bright colors on this new one. The multi-puzzle aspect definitely makes it feel like more value for the investment. I dipped pieces of bacon beggin’ strips into peanut butter and hid them throughout the puzzle. Our girl systematically moved through the slider squares like it was child’s play, but she was stumped at the center dial. She’s now used it four of five times and has not figured out how to deliberately work the central mechanism. She still just slams it around until something happens. Which is good– I’m glad we are getting more use out of it!It is REALLY important to supervise your dog with these puzzles. Ours can easily pop the orange pegs off, and we’ve had to chase her around and remove them from her mouth a few times already. This never happened with the pegs in her old puzzle. I’m not sure if the design changed, or if she just got even more determined to reach those treats!We’d love to see even more expert-level puzzles. These are way more durable than any of the plush puzzles or snuffle-mats we’ve had. (The dog can chomp through those as if they were treats themselves!) Definitely recommend this product, but remember, supervision is key!

    10 people found this helpful

  51. Cathy

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product & price

    When I received this I put little bit of her food in each slot. She did great. My daughter came over to watch my 10 week old Doberman/Belgian Malinois puppy and my 98 year old mother. When we got home about 3 hours later she could pick the 2 slots with treat and never missed I thought you put food in all places but guess not. It a good way to start so there’s always a reward to get them started. She really likes to play with it and she is learning patience because she has to wait for me to put more kibble or treats in it. Great price. For the price it is now I’m going to get a backup for her. I’m getting one for my son for his 6 month mini poodle. EXTREMELY SATISFIED with my purchase. My grandson said she’s got a really good sniffer,she should be a dog sniffer 😂

    One person found this helpful

  52. E Benedict

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Fun while it lasted, my dog just got sick of it fast

    I got this for my 7 y/o rescue dog who doesn’t know how to play so I was hoping to get him some sort of mental stimulation to cope with his anxiety. He has low frustration tolerance and tends to give up on something if he can’t figure it out, treats be damned. He did seem to get very into this the first 1-2 times I used it and went crazy pawing at it to get the treats out. However, he quickly got bored of it and now wants nothing to do with it – go figure. That’s entirely a “him” problem though, so I would definitely recommend giving this a try! It is super super easy and straightforward though so only get it if your dog is beginner level. My only “complaint” is just that it doesn’t store well because the pieces are loose and it’s pretty large, but that’s not a deal breaker in any way.

    7 people found this helpful


    4.0 out of 5 stars

    A challenge

    I got this to be a harder puzzle for my husky. And it delivered. It keeps her occupied for a long time.

  54. SteveSteve

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent toy, but some pups will chew it up

    This is probably my five month old pup’s favorite toy. It shows. I’ve had it for about two weeks, but honestly it doesn’t look much different now than it did after the first day. That first day I really thought I was going to have to replace it after the second. But somehow it’s held up without getting too much worse for wear.It’s durable in the sense it seems like it’s difficult to break it. However it will show chew damage very quickly, and some of the trim can be chewed off with relative ease, which is a concern. I get that the softer plastic is probably better for their teeth, but man I would love to find one of these that can do that and be chew-proof. I’d buy a dozen.My pup is very smart and gets bored with most of her other toys pretty easily, but this has consistently held her attention for as long as the treats last. This is one of a very few things I can bust out (along with the peanut-butter-and-frozen-kibble Kong toy) that I know will ensure I can eat or work for a bit without her wanting to be a part of what I’m doing. I’ve seen her come up with a few different strategies for “solving” it–the obvious one, flipping it, and one where she’s able to pick it up in her mouth by the edge and center hole and shake it. I added some extra complexity putting it in an open box that doesn’t quite have enough room to really flip it over or get a good angle for picking it up by her mouth as I described.Like really, in spite of the damage I can’t say enough good things about this toy. If anyone knows where I can find my magical chew-proof version I would probably pay a finder’s fee. Only half kidding.

    38 people found this helpful

  55. D. S. Lee

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Dog loves it

    Helps slow eating time, isn’t too hard to figure out by the dog the very first time and works her problem solving skills for a good 10 minutes

  56. Chris

    5.0 out of 5 stars


    This one seems harder than the rating suggests. My dog can do harder puzzles easy, but this one he struggles with.

  57. E. Amos

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Very difficult for my dogs & not as durable as others in Outward Hound

    My dog had not trouble with an Outward Hound level two game (at all, in fact he clobbered it, so fast we found it was no challenge) so we moved up to this one. Unless I leave the “Dog Worker” unlocked, he CANNOT even (with prompting & help, or even repeated demonstrations) open the drawer by the unlocking movement of the bones, that twist & untwist – no matter HOW much he wants the goodies in it. Instead, my dog has found that a combination of shoving & massively HITTING the “box” will cause the drawers to open (if not locked). If they open any (by his HIT method) he bites on the drawer handles & this is where this toy FAILS. It will not be long before the drawer handles will be broken or torn off. If he is not exceedingly careful (once the drawer opens slightly) – his nose/snout can pop it shut again. This frustrates him terribly. He literally has to come at the slightly open drawer from the side (approach in a horizontal direction to the open drawer.) If any are locked (say 1 or 2) be begins to bark & whine, when he cannot get in (and ever waiting 30 minutes without intervening, and showing him how to UNLOCK it) has not helped. I have even put Cheese Whiz ON the bone that must be unlocked – to no avail, aside from him LICKING that off. The level 2 puzzle was much more durable, but the handles on this puzzle’s treat boxes are VERY thin and small (handles on mine already have dents & bite marks) so not might NOT be ideal for a larger dog or one prone to BITE, IMO.

    9 people found this helpful

  58. Amazon Customer

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Not sturdy enough

    Good idea but my dog chewed through it trying to get the treats

  59. The BeanThe Bean

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Huge success

    Our girl is 2. Shes been part of our family for a year. This is her first puzzle and she loves it! I believe this complex puzzle will keep her busy for quite some time. She did manage to pop one of the squares out. I was able to get it back in (took a bit but that’s good!) Very sturdy.Highly recommend.

    2 people found this helpful

  60. Emily N.Emily N.

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    An okay dog puzzle. Holds up to abuse so far.

    This puzzle dog toy has held up well so far. It seems well made.I have only used it a handful of times though. I got this for my 12 lb Chihuahua mix. My dog moves the puzzle around the room and under furniture while scratching at it, which isn’t ideal. She hasn’t tried to chew on it, I think she realized she couldn’t really get her mouth onto anything to chew.The puzzle and it’s little drawers would not work well for large dogs, in my opinion.

    One person found this helpful

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